Anglojap Yew 'Hicksii'

Taxus x media

Family: Taxaceae
Genus: Taxus (TAKS-us) (Info)
Species: x media (MEED-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hicksii
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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage


Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California

Champaign, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Hinsdale, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Piedmont, Missouri

Roslyn, New York

Yonkers, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Perry, Ohio

Cheshire, Oregon

Portland, Oregon (2 reports)

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Johnson City, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 5, 2015, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A yew cultivar that is as common as mud but it is however attractive for many style of uses. I have some Hicks yews that I grow along the sides of my raised concrete patio. I received these as bare foot plants and they did great. They are kept trimmed in a typical sheered fashion but I have others that are being left to nature's devices without trimming by a neighbors yard. I have been able to get 18" or more growth a year.


On Jul 21, 2015, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

This is commonly sold at nurseries in the northern USA. It is an upright form that is about half as wide as tall, which is more narrow than the very similar Hatfield Yew. The Hatfield is a male cultivar while Hicks is a female cultivar, and she bears a lot of the seed covered by red arils.


On Jul 10, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted mine about 4 months ago, in morning shade, some afternoon sun, I wasn't sure it was going to make it at first, it would start weeping by afternoon, now that it's taken hold, it's fine. I love the way it looks and is filling out to hide my neighbors trash, and it is soft to the touch.


On Sep 19, 2003, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Hicksii" is a hybrid of Japanese and English yew species. It is female and bears the red seed capsules in late summer and early autumn. It has dark green, soft, linear leaves, and an upright form. It can be sheared to form a hedge. Growth is fairly narrow, about 2 feet wide on my 4 foot tall plant. Growing mine in deep shade. Great for adding to winter bouquets and wreaths; very longlasting. Sometimes it even makes roots if I arrange in foam.